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MHAC Sends Feedback to the Healey-Driscoll Transition Team on Advancing Healthy Aging

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC) and it’s statewide network compiled policies, programs and examples from our collective age- and dementia friendly efforts for a letter being submitted to the incoming Governor’s administration of Maura Healey and Kim Driscoll.

The newly elected administration assembled several transition committees focused on different topic areas such as housing, transportation and “safe and healthy communities for all ages.” MHAC’s letter organized its input under each Transition Committee topic area. Continue reading

Celebrating and Recognizing November as National Family Caregivers Month

Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.

In support of the more than one million Massachusetts residents who provide frequent or daily care to their family members, the Baker Administration has proclaimed November 2022 as Family Caregivers Month in the Commonwealth. Continue reading

Baker Administration Announces SNAP Benefit Increase

The Baker-Polito Administration announced that approximately 550,000 Massachusetts households who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will see an increase starting in their October 2022 benefits. In response to the annual cost of living adjustment, SNAP benefits will increase 12%, with Massachusetts households receiving an average monthly increase of $25-$30. Continue reading

EOEA Encourages Partners and Communities to Promote COVID-19 Booster Shots for Older Adults

In a letter to colleagues and partners, Executive Office of Elder Affairs Secretary Elizabeth Chen is encouraging communities and stakeholders to promote COVID-19 booster shots.

Most older adults in Massachusetts received their COVID-19 vaccinations in the first half of 2021. By now, almost 1.4 million adults aged 60 and above are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination booster. Continue reading